Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Community Tree Planting Recap - Ward 5 Plantings

Volunteers planting trees in the rain at Turkey Thicket.
On Saturday we organized two fun but very rainy tree plantings at parks in Ward 5, not far from where our office is located. Volunteers planted a total of 39 trees at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center and Michigan Park. The rain never let up and actually became worse as the planting went on, but we persevered through the rain, mud and rocky soil.

At Turkey Thicket, we had a great turnout of 81 volunteers including nine Citizen Foresters and volunteers from the Urban Land Institute (for the second week in a row), Playworks, George Washington University College Democrats, Lockheed Martin, Offender Aid and Restoration, and the Brookland Garden Club. We planted 18 trees in the north part of the Turkey Thicket grounds.

Newly planted trees at Michigan Park.
Just up the road at Michigan park there were 41 volunteers including six Citizen Foresters helping to plant 21 trees. Bob, Lori and Dan Moller provided a fabulous lunch for the volunteers afterward. Special thanks go to Tom Lavash who helped organize this event.

More photos from these events are available on our Flickr page:
Want a chance to hang out with Casey Trees in Ward 5 again? Visit our Open House on Saturday, April 30 between 12 PM and 5 PM. There will be lots of activities for all, including a tree walk around the Brookland neighborhood and a close look at our new headquarters. RSVP for free online and tell your friends and family!

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